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Freecell doesn't display grid

By capri ·
The game Freecell is not displaying the grids at the top of the screen. This is not stopping me from playing the game but it is distracting. This change occurred after applying critical updates (and service packs) to Internet Explorer. I am displaying at 800x600 with 256 colors. This was my setting before the update changes and Freecell worked just fine then. Any suggestions? All other games display and work fine. Thanks!

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by TheChas In reply to Freecell doesn't display ...

Freecell is actually a good tool to use to check for graphics problems.

I suspect that what you need to do is to download and / or re-install the latest drivers for your graphics card.

I have seen Windows Updates disrupt many a driver.

Start by running DXDIAG from the run box.
This tool will identify many details on your graphics system, and may point to the problem.
Note the version number of DirectX that is installed.

Next, if you want to cover all bases, do the following in order.

Update the AGP mini-port driver for the chipset on your motherboard.
(If this is a name brand system, get the driver from the mfg. Otherwise, use the tools at www.motherboards.org or www.wimsbios.com to identify who made your motherboard.)Re-Install Direct X (from Microsoft)
(check with the manufacture of your video card for the version required / supported)
(Thinking about this, you may have received a new version of DirectX from Microsoft, and may need an older version for your video card.)

Download and install the driver for your video card.

Chas

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by cglrcng In reply to Freecell doesn't display ...

He has i. Also can use the DirectX Diagnostic Utility located in the System Tools>"System Information Window">Tools>DirectX Diagnostic Utility. And test all your DirectX capabilities & diagnosing associated problems. Just another way of getting the same job done.

A benchmark of the display & graphic capabilities both before & after w/ a utility like sisoft sandra (www.twocows.com or www.c-net.com) or freshdiagnose (www.freshdevices.com), will probably show you that there was more to it than a problem w/ 1 game.

Good Luck.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Freecell doesn't display ...

yes, use the dxdiag tool to *disable* directx acceleration. if that fixes it, game on. or update.

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